On March 31st, United Way of Pierce County in partnership with South Sound Together closed the application link for the Live United Neighborhood Grants program. The application remained open for 4 weeks- and dozens of submissions rolled in!
The grant committee is currently in the application review process- but by simply skimming some of the applications, I am truly excited to see what positive impact some of these groups will make on their neighborhoods.
In honor of this exciting process, I thought I would highlight another one of our previous Neighborhood Grant project recipients:
Project: Little Red Wagon Reading Mobile
Many of the children in the area read below grade level. They participate in the Read2Me program during the school year, but the program does not continue in the summer. Many of the children do not have access to a library nor do they have appropriate reading material at home.
Live United Neighborhood Grant funds were used to create Little Red Reading Wagon providing books for the children to read in the summer to maintain and enhance the skills they’ve developed during the school year. The Reading Wagon was stationed at Neighbors Park throughout the summer each Monday and Thursday afternoon. Volunteers helped kids borrow and return books.